As a first mover and largest system in the satcom business, Starlink’s future is bound to have a butterfly effect on the rest of the small satellite market by influencing investors’ interest in other missions.
In SatNews article “The NSR View: Goldilocks and SpaceX Smallsat Rideshare”, the start of a new decade is a perfect time to take stock of the dynamic state of the launch industry. The previous decade saw much in the way of exciting changes and technological developments, accelerated by an environment of high competition. The industry.
Gradual evolution of the industry will continue, now with smallsats as a significant part of it, with advancement in electric propulsion extending the usage of small satellites in GEO and beyond